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Stock# 59888
Description

Rare Christopher Browne map of the Ottoman Empire, Arabian Peninsula, Persian Empire, Armenia, etc, published in London.

The map shows the region bounded by the Saudi Peninsula, Red Sea, Nile River, Cyprus, Asia Minor, the Gulf of Aden, Indian Ocean, Armenia, the Caspian Sea, Afghanistan and the Indian Ocean, centered on the Persian Gulf.

Includes two attractive cartouches, ships at sea and marvelous geographical detail within the map. 

The map was originally issued by Frederick De Wit in Amsterdam. The copper plate was later acquired by Covens & Mortier, whose name remains at the bottom of the scale of miles.  Covens & Mortier sold the copper plate to Christopher Browne, who revised the plate, most notably modifying by altering the latitude numbers at the top and bottom of the map.

The Christopher Browne edition of the map is very rare on the market.

Reference
Tibbets, Arabia in Early Maps, S. 89